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We are create virtual machine instances which will host our app server. These are run on our laptops for demo

Our app server uses DCOM to perform remote authentication/access to services. I want to enable access to any and every user so that these instances can be used by any number of current and future employees.

To do this, I want to enable access to all remote users on this VM instance for certain DCOM services.

The options I have tried

  • I have added remote access and launch permission to Everyone usergroup
  • I have added remote access and launch permission to Anonymous logon user
  • I have enabled "Network Access: Let Everyone permission apply to Anonymous users" option in Local security policy

Still the remote access is being denied.

Is there a way I can enable this access to any and every user who accesses this VM instance remotely?

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Danger, Will Robinson! – Tom O'Connor Jun 18 '13 at 9:39
are you just talking about doing this just for the demo laptops? – tony roth Jun 18 '13 at 14:24
Yes only for demo laptops and never exposed to any machine other than host laptop. – praveent Jun 19 '13 at 8:11

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